Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Martyn Williams covers Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Apple misses iPhone estimates, but sales and profits excel

The company sold fewer phones than expected but still made more money than predicted

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Senate bill proposes cyber security standard for cars

The proposed legislation will also make drivers aware of what data is being collected.

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Space X Dragon spacecraft to get survival software update

Dragon will attempt to save itself in the event of a rocket explosion

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Spy's suicide adds to Hacking Team scandal in South Korea

Worry that Hacking Team application was used to spy on public, politicians before election

Reddit to crack down on objectionable content

Anything no longer goes as Reddit attempts to restore calm after some rocky weeks.

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How NASA beams Pluto images 3 billion miles to Earth

Spanning three continents, the Deep Space Network hears all. And thank goodness, or you wouldn't be seeing any photos of Pluto.

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Amazon wants some Alibaba magic on Prime Day

The online retailer appears to have taken some inspiration from China with its upcoming sales event.

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China retains supercomputing crown as U.S. representation lingers near historic lows

The U.S. is close to an all-time low number of machines in the list.

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OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta stands down a day after scale of the massive breach was made clear

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OPM hackers stole data on 21.5m people, including 1.1m fingerprints

Latest update reveals the massive size of the data breach

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Software update caused NYSE suspension

An incompatibilty between new software and customers' systems was the cause

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US Defense Secretary to renew call for cooperation with tech industry

Ash Carter will speak to big-name execs at the secretive Sun Valley conference

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Glitch brings major disruption to NYSE trading

The exchange quickly ruled out a cyberattack


Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 Edge shortage

The company couldn't meet demand for the S6's distinctive curved screen.

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Watch as we follow one of Google's new self-driving cars

The vehicles represent a big technical leap forward